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Sterile Services Technician

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Sterile services technicians follow set procedures to decontaminate reusable surgical instruments and supply hospital workers with sterile equipment and material.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Sterile services technicians are on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2018. They start on Band 2, £17,110 to £19,470 a year and after experience move up to Band 3, £18,292 to £21,349 a year. Supervisors are on Band 4, £20,911 to £23,597 a year.

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Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most jobs are in the National Health Service (NHS), but there are also jobs in private or military hospitals. Vacancies appear within hospitals and in newspapers.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
35193
1.9 %
RISE
2023
35852
  United Kingdom
2018
351904
2.8 %
RISE
2023
361665

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Decontamination Sciences
Tel: 01506 811077
E-mail: idsc@fitwise.co.uk
Website: http://www.idsc-uk.co.uk
Twitter: @IDScuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idscuk

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